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The College of St. Scholastica is hosting a volume of The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition for 2018-19. This guide provides information on events and opportunities to connect with this wonderful resource. Events open to the public are planned for sprin

The Saint John's Bible

The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition LogoThe College of St. Scholastica is currently hosting a volume of the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition for 2018-19. The Bible is here because this past year the Sisters celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of their Monastery. The Benedictine values remain a guiding light in the work of the College and countless generations and their communities are better served because of the work of the Sisters. 

The Heritage Edition offers the opportunity to spread the artistry and message of The Saint John's Bible. For the College of St. Scholastica, it also strengthens our community's connection with its Benedictine values and heritage.

The College would like Sisters of the Monastery, faculty, staff, students and the entire Duluth community to experience the Bible in a deeper way that "ignites the spiritual imagination."

Please use the tabs at the top to find more resources including books in our Library, links to web sites and videos, facts about the Bible and Heritage Edition, frequently asked questions, and more information about illuminated manuscripts.

Come back here often to see upcoming events planned for the Bible and a different page from it displayed every day.

Upcoming Events for The Saint John's Bible - Ones Open to the Public So Noted

‚ÄčApr. 11 - Catholic Studies Lecture with Father Eric Hollas, OSB Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library who had the initial conversation with Donald Jackson which led to the commissioning of The Saint John's Bible project in 1998. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Art of the Book Activities for All Ages

As part of our two-day workshop on Feb. 1 and 2, we had an event where all ages could come and watch demonstrations and do hands-on activities dedicated to the various aspects of making books in honor of The Saint John's Bible.

Photos of Art of the Book Activities for All Ages

Art of the Book Activities for All Ages

Art of the Book Activities for All Ages

Stations Showcasing Aspects of Book Making

Stations Showcasing Aspects of Book Making

John Bauman and George Beattie with The Saint John's Bible

John Bauman and George Beattie with The Saint John's Bible

Bill Hodapp Discussing Medieval Manuscripts

Bill Hodapp Discussing Medieval Manuscripts

Bret Johnson Demonstrating Ink Making

Bret Johnson Demonstrating Ink Making

Writing Calligraphy with Quills

Writing Calligraphy with Quills

Drawing and Coloring Celtic Knots

Drawing and Coloring Celtic Knots

Quill Cutting with Denny Ruud

Quill Cutting with Denny Ruud

Heidi Johnson with Tools of Bookmaking Display

Heidi Johnson with Tools of Bookmaking Display

Calligraphy Demonstration with Maura Lynch

Calligraphy Demonstration with Maura Lynch

Paper Making

Paper Making

More Paper Making

More Paper Making

Painting ScholastiCAT

Painting ScholastiCAT

Sealing Art Portfolio with Wax

Sealing Art Portfolio with Wax

The Saint John's Bible Page of the Day

Genesis 37:24-40:14
Genesis Chapter 37 Verse 24 to Chapter 40 Verse 14

 

Special Illuminations from the Saint John's Bible Highlighted

Decorated Initial as part of Genesis Chapter 36

Decorated Initial as part of Genesis Chapter 36

Jacob's Ladder as part of Genesis Chapter 29

Jacob's Ladder as part of Genesis Chapter 29

Illumination as part of Genesis Chapter 15

Illumination as part of Genesis Chapter 15

Butterfly on Thistle as part of Genesis Chapter 3

Butterfly on Thistle as part of Genesis Chapter 3

Butterfly as part of Genesis Chapter 6

Butterfly as part of Genesis Chapter 6

To the Ends of the Earth Illumination as part of the end of Acts

"To the Ends of the Earth" Illumination as part of the end of Acts

Butterfly as part of Acts Chapter 20

Butterfly as part of Acts Chapter 20

Butterfly as part of Acts Chapter 12

Butterfly as part of Acts Chapter 12

Icon as Part of Acts Chapter 6

Icon as Part of Acts Chapter 6

Illumination as part of the end of the Gospel of John

Illumination as part of the end of the Gospel of John

Illumination as part of John Chapter 6

Illumination as part of John Chapter 6

Symbol for Text in the Rule of St. Benedict

Symbol for Text in the Rule of St. Benedict

Since the Saint John's Bible was sponsored by Saint John's Abbey and University, which are Benedictine, any text in the Bible which is used in the Rule of St. Benedict (RSB) has a special cross by it leading the reader to commentary in the margin. 

Decorated, Gilded Initial as part of Luke Chapter 2

Decorated, Gilded Initial as part of Luke Chapter 2

Monarch Butterflies as part of the Endings of Mark

Monarch Butterflies as part of the Endings of Mark

'Listen to Him' as part of Mark Chapters 11-12

'Listen to Him' as part of Mark Chapters 11-12

Parablepsis as part of Mark Chapter 3

Parablepsis or Fixed Mistake as part of Mark Chapter 3

A line was left out by the calligrapher in this passage, so the bird is helping out by lifting the missed line and pointing with its peak where it should go.

Matthew 24 Image

Image as part of Matthew Chapter 24 Text

Matthew 16-17 Butterfly

Butterfly as part of Matthew Chapters 16-17

Celtic Knot as part of Matthew Chapter 14

Celtic Knot as part of Matthew Chapter 14

Dragonfly as part of Matthew Chapter 10 Text

Dragonfly as part of Matthew Chapter 10 Text

President Geary Introduces The Saint John's Bible (3:10 min.)

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Students Turning Pages

Students turned the pages of The Saint John's Bible after their Student Mass Sunday evening on Sept. 16, 2018.
Students Turning Pages